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    I can think of a few US films featuring golf as a major part of the story, and some biopics of golfers.



    I can't think of any British films where golf features very much. There is a golf scene in Goldfinger, but this is only a small part of the story.



    Any ideas? I would quite like to find some.

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    Dead Of Night springs to mind.

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    name='Fletchy']I can think of a few US films featuring golf as a major part of the story, and some biopics of golfers.



    I can't think of any British films where golf features very much. There is a golf scene in Goldfinger, but this is only a small part of the story.



    Any ideas? I would quite like to find some.


    I can think of a good reason why that might be...



    Golf is pretty tedious to watch. Playing it is ok.



    Who wants a whole movie based around golf? Dynamic, not.



    Still there is quite a funny golf sequence in Norman Wisdom's The Early Bird, when I come to think of it!

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    I watched Dead of Night for the zillionth time the other day. It does look as if Naunton Wayne is doing his own playing, getting quite a long putt in, though I don't think Basil Radford is seen doing his own shots.



    There's a golf match involving John Le Mesurier in The Early Bird.

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    There's a golf match involving John Le Mesurier in The Early Bird.


    That'll be the one I mentioned a minute before you did!

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    I thought Kevin Costner's US golf film Tin Cup was quite good.



    At the start of Park Plaza 605 Tom Conway kills a carrier pigeon while playing golf, thus starting the story.

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    There was some bunker action in one of the Confessions series....Lynda Bellingham was involved IIRC

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    More of Messrs Radford and Wayne - a key plot point in Night Train to Munich is that Charters has left his golf clubs with his chum Max in Berlin. It's when trying to phone him, that Charters overhears Paul Henreid revealing his suspicions of Rex Harrison. Sadly, he never does get the clubs back.



    I remember a Francis Durbridge tv series in which it runs out that bullet wounds and golf ball wounds are nearly impossible to tell apart. Hmm...

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    There's a bit of golf in 'Reach for the Sky' with kenneth More and Muriel Pavlov

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    Yes, I do now remember the scene in Reach for the Sky, important for showing Douglas Bader's determination to succeed at everything.



    I didn't expect any films following a golf match as a storyline. I thought there may be something where the main character is a golfer or caddy, or perhaps some story set around a golf club e.g. PG Wodehouse type comedy.



    By the way, golf isn't tedious to watch. Go to the Open Championship and experience the atmosphere e.g. Carnoustie 1999, now that would make a film!

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    There aren't that many films of Wodehouse but at least one episode of Wodehouse Playhouse centres on a golf match.

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    Rhubarb Rhubarb and Goldfinger spring to mind of British films. From the US there's the Caddyshack series and Happy Gilmore.

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    name='DB7']Rhubarb Rhubarb and Goldfinger spring to mind of British films. From the US there's the Caddyshack series and Happy Gilmore.


    There's another US one with Robert Wagner .... Banning.

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    And Keeping Mum with Patrick Swayze's lecherous golf pro.

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    CADDYSHACK comes to mind and the one with SPENCER TRACY and KATHRINE HEPBURN in , but I can't remember what it was called.

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    In the "Thomas Crown Affair" (both versions) the character gets involved in a losing gamble trying to chip his ball out of a bunker and in "Enter the Dragon" John Saxon gives several Mafia debt collectors a painful lesson in martial arts for interrupting his game of golf.

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    I just remembered watching this a while ago ....



    Bin-jip (2004)



    .... the UK title is 3-Iron.

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    Follow the Sun with Glenn Ford is probably the most famous film about golfing. He plays Ben Hogan who is probably in the top 5 of all time golfers. There is also a scene in Falling Down on the golf course. Also check out Bilko when the Colonel is helped by Bilko & Sam Snead, very good.

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    The Tracy/Hepburn film is PAT AND MIKE.



    CAREFREE with ASTAIRE/ROGERS also features golf.

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    W. C. Fields in:

    The Golf Specialist

    and

    You're Telling Me!



    There's a brief golf scene in The Citadel.

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